The Nerds of Color (NOC) recently interviewed writer Marjorie Liu on her Image Comics’ Monstress series. She talks about her inspirations and origins in creating the steampunk fantasy world of Monstress and working with artist Sana Takeda (X-23). Look for the Monstress #1 to drop on November 4, 2015 into comic book shops.
A book set in World War II, following the title character, Mono, an Ape-Human hybrid. With the first few pages following Mono as he takes out Nazi after Nazi, the last ten or so pages is just a small dinner with a Nazi General, Heinrich Eberbach. This issue had a lot of text in it, though that’s not a bad thing. You get to learn a bit about what the General thinks will happen during the war and about his upbringing; and even though it is a slow build up, it seems to lead up to a confrontation between the two characters in the next issue as the General tells his four wolves (Odin, Loki, Baldor and Fenrir) to “Attack” an unknown enemy.
My geeky comic book advisers have been telling to read this indie sci-fi mystery comic book series The Absence. The Absence has been making the rounds in the UK and getting top-notch reviews, so when Titan Comics asked me if I wanted to check out The Absence by Martin Stiff, I just had to get in a review copy and see all what the fuss is about. Martin Stiff is both the author and artist of the The Absence and self-published the comic book from 2008 to 2013. The 6 issues are now collected in this hardbound trade by Titan Comics.
Why not build a life-size World War II fighter plane out of egg cartons? That’s what architect Jack Munro and sculptor Charlotte Austen did. They took 6 long hard weeks using 65,000 egg cartons building the iconic British fighter plane – the Spitfire.
The stats: 36 ft in size, 6,500 egg cartons, 10,000 stapes, 5,000 nails, and 450 Pritt Sticks.